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Old 7th-January-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Floor console gauges

I need a wire schematics for a 68-74 console gauge package,what is the best product for makeing the dash pad softer? all info appreciated.
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Here you go, as for the pad, once they dry out, I don't think there's much you can do with them.
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console gauge wireing

I can,t find the one showing the console harness?
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I can,t find the one showing the console harness?
Me either, even my assembly manual doesn't show it from what I can see. Is there something specific you want to know, that we can help you with?
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The console wiring diagram should be in the GM wiring schematic under accessories. There may also be a schematic in the body manual.



Unless your car came with console gauges there will be some rewiring to do. Are you using stock instruments or after market?

Here is how I did mine. I had to create a harness from behind the cluster to the console and then build a console harness for the gauges.

Before wires



The gray connector towards the top of the photo joins the console harness to the main harness from the interior wiring. Makes installing and removing the console easier.



The gauges all wired in.





I also modified the instrument cluster to install Autometer tach and speedometer. It came out good, but was a lot more wiring.
A new harness and connector was needed there too.
Old one being removed on the left, new one being built on the right.







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Old 8th-January-2012, 01:23 AM   #6
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Jeez! Are the 4 gauges all sharing common hots and grounds? There seems to be a lot more wires on the gauges than the connector.

Power windows and Line-Loc too. Nice.
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Good eye, 3 of them share power. One is a clock and it is hot all the time. The power windows are hot all the time too, much more convenient. They were also rewired to a central switch instead of switches on the doors.
I used the factory colored wires whenever possible to aid in trouble shooting if ever necessary.

I looked in the body manual and service manual I have and could not find a schematic of the console gauge harness. I do not have an GM electrical diagram for the 69 - 74 but I am sure it would be in there. It is separate from the main wiring diagrams.
In the 72 service manual I have it shows the back of the console cluster in a Nova and identifies the wires. If converting to console gauges most of the circuits needed can use the wires from the instrument cluster. Remove the needed wires and use as the source to build a harness for the gauges in the console.



Here is what the ash tray was used for in the 77.

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Nice. Good info. I am debating on buying the aftermarket console with gauges off Ebay. I would like to build one, but it would never look as good.

This will be a huge help either way, as mine did not have a console, that I know of anyway, unless they were factory standard on a Rally package?

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